January 10, 2019
From Brazil to Bahrain, Cambodia to Cote d'Ivoire, Niger to Nicaragua, Saudi Arabia to Suriname, Uruguay to the UAE, USTTI scholars in these and forty-four other countries are sharing the information they gained during their 2018 USTTI training. Through intensive course offerings that were conducted in Washington, DC; San Diego, CA; Silicon Valley and other parts of the United States subject matter experts once again volunteered their time, energy and expertise to conduct the USTTI's 36th year of training.
As we begin 2019, we reflect on the many accomplishments of USTTI Alumni during 2018. USTTI graduates have been elevated to roles as Minister, Regulatory Chairman and many served as the Head of Delegation for their country at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Dubai.
In 2019, the USTTI will offer new courses addressing Emerging Technologies, 5G and Emergency Communications. Through these offerings, and our entire 2019 curriculum, the USTTI will continue to share the experiences of the United States government and industry in the constantly evolving telecommunications sector. This year we will also graduate our 10,000th USTTI Scholar. As we prepare for this momentous occasion we are also focused on solidifying the future of the program. That is why we have launched our USTTI's Next 10,000 Scholars Fundraising Campaign. The Next 10,000 Scholars Campaign is calling on all members of the USTTI family to financially contribute to the USTTI as we work to enhance revenue and ensure the mission of the USTTI continues in the decades ahead.
As we begin our 37th year of tuition-free training, I am honored to be part of the USTTI family. I thank all of the women and men who make our training possible and I thank our USTTI Scholars and Alumni for your continued trust and friendship. I look forward to a successful 2019 and to welcoming you to USTTI training.
James J. O'Connor